Now that you know about @UMBC via #MarchMadness, come to our school! We have excellent graduate programs!

I have been working at UMBC for many years, and throughout that time, people have known about our research, excellent STEM programs, chess championships and more. Now, the nation is learning more about us because of UMBC’s March Madness bracket-busting win over UVA. Congratulations to the coach, the team and the athletics department!


UMBC website March 2018

UMBC front page: March 17, 2018


UMBC has always been proud of its academics. The current Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams,  is a UMBC alum:



Now that you have seen for yourselves what our basketball team can do, we invite you to consider our academic programs. I am particularly inviting all undergraduate students to consider UMBC for graduate school!



UMBC Graduate School 2

The Graduate School at UMBC


Here is a quick overview:

Graduate students comprise a significant portion of our student body. In the Fall of 2016, the Graduate School enrolled 2,498 students, of which 28% were PhD students, 23% were international students, 48% were women, and 27% were domestic students from minority populations.  – The Graduate School at UMBC “At-a-glance”



What kinds of programs do we have? Thank you for asking! We have programs in engineering, IT, natural and mathematical sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences. Take a look:



You might be thinking that it is too late to apply for the Fall 2018 semester. However, you can contact the graduate program directors or coordinators for the program of your interest to ask if they are still accepting applications. Some programs accept applications on a rolling basis. For example, UMBC’s Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program, is part of the Department of Education, and has connections to the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication. This department has rolling admissions, where the applications are reviewed throughout the year.



Is UMBC highly ranked? UMBC has received many accolades over the years including top “Up and Coming School,” “Best Value,” and within the top 1.9% of higher education institutions around the world. You can read stories about UMBC’s rankings from US News and World Report, Princeton Review, and others here:



If you’re thinking that graduate school is difficult and you want external support beyond the classroom, we have a Career Services Center, the UMBC Graduate Student Association, the PROMISE Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) that UMBC leads as part of the University System of Maryland’s pipeline professional development programs, and various groups within the departments that foster community. UMBC has so much to offer!

PROMISE web photo March 2018

PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP



Would you like to see graduate students in action, meet the dean, and learn more? UMBC’s graduate students have a Graduate Research Conference coming up on March 28, 2018. Registration is free, and visitors are welcome.



In summary, we invite you to consider and apply to UMBC. We’re a great place to be!



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